These are your biggest financial commitments in 2020
Every year millions of Americans make resolutions, and every year those same Americans fall short of reaching their goals. In the second article in this series, the Invest In You team once again asked readers and viewers to reveal their goals to fuel a commitment toward a healthier financial well-being in 2020. The response was overwhelming — and humbling. Several themes emerged, including investing in future generations, paying off debt, owning a business and saving for retirement. Below are highlights from some of the respondents over the past few weeks. Jessy, New York: "In 2019 I turned 30 and almost immediately wanted to be more adult. I started thinking about saving for a deposit on a house, paying down my debt and investing. So I'm starting small — packing my lunch instead of buying, writing down my incoming and outgoing funds to see how much I could save. I'm looking to take the next steps in taking control of my money." Maria, Tyler, Texas: "I am an immigrant — a nurse who came here from the Philippines to achieve my American dream. It isn't as easy as most think, and money doesn't grow on trees. I pledge to get invested in 2020 for myself, my family and my community."
Adam, Charlotte, North Carolina: "I'm invested to retire early and pursue my passions — including starting a dog-care business and volunteering for local education, environmental and animal welfare causes." Michael, Middleburgh, New York: "All I wanted to do in life was to be a volunteer ...
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